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Simple/Elaborate | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have extended their July challenge into August, and as a result, there's no August picture. However, a while ago, they'd published their intended set of pictures for the whole year. Since I'm already done with July, I thought I'd try my hand at August from that earlier set,… Continue reading Simple/Elaborate | ABS Challenge

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Inspired Art Deco Earrings

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature beautiful artwork every month, and invite their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by this artwork. July’s inspiration is Art forms in Nature, Plate 85, Ascidiae, by Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel's work was interesting indeed, and what blew me away was his incredibly stylized representations… Continue reading Inspired Art Deco Earrings

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Kaleidoscopic Earrings

Sometimes, an idea strikes you, and regardless of whether you know how to execute it or not, it persists. That's just what happened this month when a concept for a pair of earrings popped into my mind, which would work for not one but two challenges! I didn't know if it would work out, but… Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Earrings

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Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. May’s inspiration is a piece, Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli. This month, so far, has not been very good for me health-wise, and I was contemplating not making any… Continue reading Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

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Bohemian Earrings | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. April’s inspiration is a piece, Disks of Newton (Study for "Fugue in Two Colors"), by František Kupka. The colors instantly drew me in, of course, but so did… Continue reading Bohemian Earrings | ABS Challenge

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PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. March’s inspiration is a piece, Red Water Lily of Southern India, by Marianne North. Now here's a piece of art that captured me in more ways than one.… Continue reading PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

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ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Jewelry

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature beautiful artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. February’s inspiration is a piece, Star Lovers, by Warwick Goble. I'd first made beads for the challenge, which I detailed in my previous post, and now, it's time… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Jewelry